Splurge or Save: Gingham Top

Alright y'all! We're back for another round of Splurge or Save. This time it's all about the gorgeous baby blue gingham top. Gingham designs have been popping up like daisies in the springtime -- they're everywhere & they're glorious! You can find your gingham shirts, trousers, trenches, & whatever your mind can think of. 

What is gingham exactly? The definition states that it's a lightweight plain-woven cotton cloth, typically checked in white & a bold color. Your sole duty today is to figure out which gingham top is $1,690 by Oscar de la Renta & which is the $47 Louche top? Make your guess now! Scroll down to find out the answer.

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Did you make up your mind? No peeking! Well, let's see if you were correct. The Oscar de la Renta design can be found on the left; the Louche gingham top is on the right. How did you do?

Although these tops are not identical their styles are similar. Oscar de la Renta's is a beautiful powder blue checkered top with a loose A-line shape. The affordable brand Louche has a slightly scalloped round neck with stunning pastel blue gingham design. For the first time in Splurge or Save, I don't prefer one more than the other. 

They each have their own qualities that draw me to them. I like the large, exaggerated checkered design of Oscar de la Renta; it's chic & eye-catching. On the other hand, Louche has the typical gingham design, small & understated. The slightly scalloped neck is a charming detail. Both are excellent choices.

If you don't have about $2,000 lying around to splurge on a darling Oscar de la Renta top, Louche may be for you. Check out these gingham designs for under $30: Sidecca Gingham Button Up, Miss Foxy Gingham Crop Top, & Blue Gingham White Lace BlouseDid you guess correctly? Which did you think was the splurge item? Which gingham top do you prefer? :]


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57 comments

  1. i LOVE them both! and i love light blue right now!!!

    xo,
    Sandy
    Sandy a la Mode

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  2. They are both amazing! Want them both! Of course a $47 price tag is more appealing! Great post.

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  3. I love the shape! I still prefer the Oscar de la Renta though, as I love big squares, but the other one is much more aforable of course!
    Btw, so funny to see you have the same blog lay-out! Was confusing at first :D But of course I love it ;)
    XO IMKE | Pastellics

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    1. I really like the large squares too. :]

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  4. I actually guessed wrong because the Louche top looks like it's such good quality and I definitely prefer it x

    Beauty with charm

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    1. I love a nice surprise like that. :]

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  5. great steal! xxo
    Jamie
    www.candystilettos.com

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  6. Really love your outfit ! xo
    Can we follow eachother ? Let me know on my blog and I will follow back immediately xo

    BLOG | GorisHelena

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  7. hehe well this was fun! I actually got it right and chose the top on the left (yay... winner!!) It's crazy to me that some tops can cost that much, all because they have some fancy name sewn inside (I am way too poor to ever afford anything around that price range) but it is nice that there are similar items out there with a nicer price tag! also, I actually think the top on the right looks much nicer!

    Jessica
    Pyreflies.org

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    1. Yeah, it's ridiculous. It's not as if it's made of pure gold or anything! :P

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  8. They are both cute! So I would go worth the Louche top! Either would look great with jeans

    Http://leftbankgirl.blogspot.com

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    1. Great idea. Jeans would give it a chic & casual look. :]

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  9. I love the one on the right! All about the cheap affordable style and turning it into your own unique outfit!! :D

    http://rainbow-roseblossom.blogspot.co.nz/

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    1. Plus, you can save the other $1,500 for something better. :]

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  10. Gingham is so necessary.. Great piece!

    I'm blogging about similar things, check it out and let me know what you think: www.kellmenow.com

    XO K

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  11. I admit - I do love the print on the Oscar de la Renta top, but that totally doesn't justify the price difference. Save!
    xox,
    Cee
    www.cocoandvera.com

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  12. great post

    http://carrieslifestyle.wordpress.com
    Posts online about Marseille, South Africa, Hawaii...

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  13. I've been obsessed with the gingham print this season! I wouldn't splurge on such a trendy piece. Although gingham is also such a classic print...oh decisions, decisions!

    be the plebeian

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    1. This season is all about gingham. I'm with you; I love it! :]

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  14. Love both, love the color :) Bisous from France, *-* Sand. *-*

    www.taimemode-fashionblog.com

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  15. Both are super cute! I don't think I could ever afford the designer piece, but the alternative looks super cute too! :)

    www.callmemaddie.com

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  16. Great post! I guessed right, but actually love the top on the right more. Thanks for sharing!

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  17. I GOT IT RIGHT! HHAHAHA U HAVE KNOW IDEA HOW HAPPY I AM NOW

    BCfactor Blog

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    1. You made the correct guess. You are a genius. :]

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  18. Yikes. I may have to splurge on this one. Thanks for sharing and feel free to visit the hottest eyewear blog in the world.

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  19. Ooh love this idea! I guessed correctly. I just love the shape of the Oscar de la Renta one... But it is rather pricey for what it is..! xx

    www.rockonholly.com

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    1. I like the shape too. Too bad it's wayyyyyy expensive.

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  20. These two look very pretty :)

    Lu | www.balgarka.co.uk

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  21. I got it right, yay! I think gingham is a gorgeous vintage trend. Lucky for me, I don't need to splurge on anything, because my mum's old closet has tonnes of these ginghams, and in different colours, too!

    May • THE MAYDEN

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  22. Both tops are cute, I love the Oscar one more, but the price...................big sigh........
    Thx for your sweet comment, Carmen. Sorry there's no chance of seeing me sans sunnies, I suffer from photo-sensitivity, tho.
    xox
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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    1. Oh darn! I had no idea. But it makes sense now. Hope all is well. :]

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  23. Cute picks - I'm loving the gingham trend right now!
    xMC
    http://mc2squared.blogspot.com

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  24. I got it completely wrong and I'm also sad that the Oscar de la renta is my favourite out of the two :(
    Inma x
    Sunshineandglow.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Aw shucks! Now to find a cheaper alternative. :]

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  25. Love gingham! I feel like the color of the OdlR one is more wearable, the other one almost borders on costume feeling to me. They're both pretty cute though!

    Angelina Is

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  26. Yes, I definitely liked the one on the right way better anyway. I like to think there are lots of other things I'd pend $2,000 on besides a top. (Perhaps a trip to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Disney, haha!)
    What a fun post!
    XO Amanda | http://sansscrubs.blogspot.com

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    1. For $2,000 you can do a lot. You can only wear a shirt for so long! :]

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  27. Love both options, but I think it's better to save on the print especially when it's widely available on the highstreet! Gingham is such a huge trend at the moment & I LOVE IT <3

    Serene | I Am Serene L

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    1. Precisely. Go to H&M, Forever 21, or any of those places & gingham is everywhere. :]

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  28. Aaah I'm just scrolling and reading through all your posts and this is so cool!! I would prefer the rediculously priced one.. of course!.. Like I have $2000 laying around! haha :)

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    1. Just save up for a couple years & the shirt is yours! :P

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  29. HaHa! I thought the splurge was the Louche. I was so wrong. LOL I really love both of them. This was great.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  30. They are both so cute, but I definitely prefer the Oscar top!

    xx Yasmin
    http://banglesandbungalows.com

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  31. Yayy, my guess is correct lol..
    Both of these tops have similarities, but you still can tell which one is which.
    They're both looking nice and comfy, yet I'll still prefer the one in $47 rather than go for the expensive one hihi..

    Anyway, everyone of us have their own choices and preferences when it comes to purchasing, right? So it's not a big deal for me :)

    Hope you're having a great day!

    xoxo
    Jhem | JhemSays.com

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    1. You're so right Jhem. Everyone has something different to say, so just go with what you love. :]

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  32. They're both really nice but honestly,the first one is more gorgeous.

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  33. I like both these tops, but I don't think either is worth over $1000.

    Serena / www.ramblingsofanotherunistudent.blogspot.com

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  34. Welp I was wrong lol, these would look so cute with matching shorts

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  35. I didn't guess it, but unfortunately I like the most expensive one the most!

    http://industrialbarbie.blogspot.com/

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  36. Oh well, this time I like the expensive one more, I was actually hoping for it to be the 47$ one :(

    My Notebook of Style

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  37. I did guess correctly but I think that was just by chance- no proper logic was applied ^.^
    The Louche one is still so pretty though x

    goodmorningbelle.blogspot.co.uk

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  38. I actually guessed wrong wow! The 47 one is more in my price range and super cute! lol \

    www.vidademoda.wordpress.com

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  39. I love them both but I guessed that the left one would be the most expensive! Damn me and my expensive taste! haha! Lovely blog!

    http://blessedbymeow.blogspot.co.uk

    =^.^=

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  40. SO cute! both are lovely!
    xoxo,
    Sofia & Maria
    www.kinddistinction.com

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